Ashlyn O'Hara

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The Challenger Learning Center is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Sept. 10, 2020.

City of Kenai awards grant to Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

The city council unanimously approved the $100,000 grant

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The Challenger Learning Center is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Sept. 10, 2020.
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DHSS: 296 new cases, 14 on the peninsula

Affected peninsula communities include Soldotna, Kenai, Sterling, Homer, ‘Other North’ and Seward.

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Remote learning extended for 17 KPBSD schools; Connections enrollment grows

KPBSD announced the extension of remote learning for 17 schools in response to COVID-19 case numbers

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DHSS: 413 new cases, 42 on peninsula

Affected communities include Kenai, Soldotna, Seward, Nikiski, Homer and Sterling.

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 382 new cases, 21 on peninsula

Affected communities include Soldotna, Kenai, Homer, Fritz Creek and ‘other North.’

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 345 new cases, 600 active on the peninsula

Kenai Peninsula Borough reported 15 cases Monday and 28 cases Sunday.

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The outside of the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus’ Clarence E. Goodrich Building is seen in this Oct. 2, 2020, photo. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Soldotna awards KPC $222,300 grant

The grant will be used for a virtual health and wellness clinic and tech support among other things.

The outside of the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus’ Clarence E. Goodrich Building is seen in this Oct. 2, 2020, photo. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Participants in a roundtable discussion hosted via Zoom are seen in a screenshot from the interview, which was conducted on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from Kenai, Alaska. Clockwise from top left: Selma Casagranda, Ashlyn O’Hara, Tegan Retzer, Quinn Cox, Kaegan Koski and Olivia Davis.

‘There is something more I can do with my voice’

The Kenai’s young political leaders share their thoughts on the state of Alaska and the nation

Participants in a roundtable discussion hosted via Zoom are seen in a screenshot from the interview, which was conducted on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from Kenai, Alaska. Clockwise from top left: Selma Casagranda, Ashlyn O’Hara, Tegan Retzer, Quinn Cox, Kaegan Koski and Olivia Davis.
The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna to hold city meetings 100% remotely during high-risk level

The move was made in response to growing COVID-19 case numbers.

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Ron Gillham

Campaign disclosure forms: more local contributors for Baisden

Baisden is running as a petition candidate against Gillham for the State House District 30 seat.

Ron Gillham
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6 new COVID-19 deaths, 42 new peninsula cases

DHSS announced 355 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Thursday.

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Dr. Al Gross (courtesy photo)

Election 2020: U.S. senatorial candidate Dr. Al Gross

The Clarion spoke with U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Dr. Al Gross (courtesy photo)
Image via Kenai Peninsula School District
Image via Kenai Peninsula School District
A graphic shows Alaska voters’ party affiliations. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

More than 100,000 Alaskans have already voted in the Nov. 3 election

117,281 Alaskans have already cast their ballots

A graphic shows Alaska voters’ party affiliations. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna City Council approves vouchers for shopping local

Shoppers who spend $200 at certain Soldotna businesses may be eligible to receive two $50 vouchers.

A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Ron Gillham

Election 2020: State House District 30 candidate Ron Gillham

Gillham discusses the state budget, PFD and COVID-19

Ron Gillham
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Statewide ICU bed capacity enters ‘red’ zone; one borough death reported

DHSS announced 353 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska on Wednesday.

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Crews work along the Sterling Highway over the Kenai River on Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

State repairing Soldotna bridge damaged by quake

The damages were caused by the November 2018 earthquake.

Crews work along the Sterling Highway over the Kenai River on Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Courtesy of CDC).

COVID-19 update: Borough positivity rate hits 11.13%

381 new cases were reported in 38 communities.

COVID-19. (Courtesy of CDC).
Image via Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

School district finalizing long-term plans

Plans are being made in light of growing COVID-19 case numbers across the peninsula.

Image via Kenai Peninsula Borough School District